East House ref: CC218146

Grisedale near Hawes, Wensleydale & Area

3 Stars



Local area

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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 


Views, views and more views! Sitting at nearly 1,300ft above sea level, East House, a former farmhouse, over 200 years old, has no TV, telephone or internet connection. It offers comfortable accommodation and an escape from modern life. Grisedale is rich in wildlife; the sound of curlews returning in the spring is unforgettable. So is the completely dark skies. As you wind your way up to the house, Ingleborough and Whernside, two of the three Yorkshire Peaks, come into view.

Grisedale feels like a very remote place but is only 10 minutes from Garsdale Station, on the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle line. Leeds has Victorian shopping arcades and Grand Theatre, home to Opera North and the Northern ballet. The border city of Carlisle has its castle and cathedral.

Walkers can explore Baugh Fell, Swarth Fell and Wild Boar Fell from the doorstep. The Pennine Way and the Dales Way pass nearby. Cyclists can enjoy the quiet roads, and the route through the Dales taken by the 2014 Tour De France. The lively town of Hawes, with its Tuesday market, the Wensleydale Creamery, the Ropeworks and the Dales Museum, has long established shops, cafes and pubs.

Sedbergh, the popular ’book town’, and Dent, with its cobbles streets, Meditation Centre and Heritage Museum, are each 30 minutes away. To the north is Kirkby Stephen, a Westmorland town of red sandstone on the edge of the Eden Valley, where there are attractive ancient villages to discover.Shop and restaurant 7 miles, pub 2½ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living Room: Beamed with wood burner.
Kitchen/dining room: With tiled floor, beams, wood/solid fuel Rayburn cooker(All fuels supplied ), electric cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer.
Larder: With stone sheving.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed, Z bed (for child, on request) and patio doors to the garden.
Bathroom: With shower over bath and toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 2: Spacious with beams and double bed.
Bedroom 3: With single bed and feature fireplace.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, oil, wood, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner provided. Cot, travel cot and 2 highchairs available. Welcome pack. External games room with full size table tennis table.


Enclosed, lawned garden with garden furniture. Bike store. Parking for 1 car. Please note: There are four steps, a sloping bank and a stream in the garden. The property has a natural water supply from a spring. There is no mobile phone signal.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    7 miles
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    7 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    2.5 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

It's given its name to one of Britain's finest cheeses, but Wensleydale has so much more to offer. This is the valley of the River Ure, part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and a popular destination for walkers and hikers.

As well as the rolling landscape of the valley itself, Wensleydale is overlooked by the distinctive flat- topped hill of Addlebrough, above the village of Bainbridge and Penhill, which stands guard over Leyburn. Wensleydale's dramatic scenery is dotted with ancient towns and villages, offering a great range of shops, pubs and tea rooms.

Hawes, at the head of the valley, is the centre of the famous cheese-making industry as well as rope- making, while Hardraw is home to Hardraw Force, one of the highest waterfalls in England.

At Aysgarth, the River Ure tumbles down a limestone staircase at the beauty spot known as Aysgarth Falls.

There are many other fascinating towns and villages in the valley; hidden treasures abound as the Ure flows eastwards. Middleham, with its castle, was the childhood home of Richard III while at West Burton, you can visit the famous Cat Pottery.

Although a walker's paradise, tired feet can let the train take the strain with a trip on the Wensleydale Railway. Heritage steam and diesel trains run along 17 miles of line between Redmire and Leeming Bar at the eastern end of the dale.

Don't forget the famous Buttertubs Pass, a great walk that leads from Hawes and Hardraw, over a high moorland pass and down to neighbouring Swaledale.

Things to do nearby

Upper Wharfedale

Along the Upper Wharfe Valley the characteristic drystone walls and barns of the Dales, important flower-rich hay meadows, beautiful riverside and valleyside woodland combine to create a wonderful place to relax and explore the great outdoors.

Wensleydale Creamery

Receiving over 270,000 visitors each year, the Wensleydale Creamery Visitors Centre incorporates a museum, viewing gallery, specialist cheese shop and fully licensed restaurant.

Pennine Bridleway - Horse Riding

The Pennine Bridleway is a new 350 mile long National Trail in the North of England.


Reeth, in the heart of Swaledale is a honey pot for locals and tourists. It lies where two of North Yorkshire's finest dales meet.

Arkle Moor Riding Centre
Arkle Moor Riding Centre

A small riding centre just outside the dales village of Reeth.

Bolton Castle

Completed in 1399, Bolton Castle has a rich past including connections with Richard III and Mary Queen of Scots who was imprisoned here in 1568 under orders from Elizabeth I. Open all year round.

River Wharfe - Day Tickets
River Wharfe - Day Tickets

Some great fishing venues including Burnsall, Ilkley and Grassington. Day tickets available.

River Bain
River Bain

Bainbridge is the only place that you can get day tickets for the River Bain with it being such a short river - the shortest in England at about two miles!


The thriving market town of Hawes located in the heart of Wensleydale is a typical Yorkshire Dales town full of character and charm.

The Swaledale Museum
The Swaledale Museum

The Swaledale Museum is run by volunteers where displays of local heritage from Swaledale and Arkengarthdale can be viewed.

The Forbidden Corner

A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

River Ure - Day Tickets
River Ure - Day Tickets

Great fishing venues include Bainbridge, Hawes and Aysgarth. Day tickets available

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Monday 20 November 2017 7 nights £ 549.00
Tuesday 21 November 2017 7 nights £ 549.00
Wednesday 22 November 2017 7 nights £ 549.00
Thursday 23 November 2017 7 nights £ 549.00
Friday 24 November 2017 7 nights £ 549.00
Saturday 25 November 2017 7 nights £ 549.00
Sunday 26 November 2017 7 nights £ 549.00
Monday 27 November 2017 7 nights £ 549.00
Tuesday 28 November 2017 7 nights £ 549.00
Wednesday 29 November 2017 7 nights £ 549.00
Thursday 30 November 2017 7 nights £ 549.00

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